Bryan Abrey helped Canada reach the podium for the third time in his decorated men’s softball career.
The 32-year-old Richmond native was a member of the bronze medal winning national team at the WBSC Men’s Softball World Championships in Prague. Canada earned the final spot on the podium with a 2-1 win over defending champion New Zealand. Argentina defeated Japan 3-2 in the gold medal game.
Abrey enjoyed a productive tournament at the plate going 6-for-11 with four home runs and a .545 batting average. He had two hits in a 4-1 win over the United States, including a home run. He also had an inside-the-park home run in a 4-0 quarter-victory against the host Czech Republic.
Canada went perfect in Group “B” preliminary play with additional wins over Denmark (7-0), Netherlands (12-0), Australia (4-1), Venezuela (2-1), Singapore (8-0) and South Africa (10-4). The gold medal bid ended with a 7-0 loss to Argentina in the semis.
Abrey was a member of Canada’s gold medal winning team in 2015. He also won bronze in 2017.